Buy 1kg of 100% Arabica double certified FAIRTRADE & Organic East Timor whole bean coffee medium roast whole beans - perfect for almost any style of coffee beverage.
This new lot arrived in December 2020 and it's simply stunning - the best we have seen from East Timor in many years.
Thick, buttery body and strong cocoa flavours carrying delicate green fruits and grape acid.
A coffee of elegant structure with a punchy, distinctive note and interesting characteristics - works well as a black or in milk it develops some powerful dark chocolate - a coffee that literally stands up in the cup.
There's a lingering chewy finish of nuts and sweet spice.
Wonderful notes of raisins, nectarine, mayple syrup, pecan with a smooth creamy body and a sweet chocolate finish.
Indeed there is something magical about East Timor coffees - in fact it has it's own unique varietal - a kind of hybrid between robusta and arabica and it's a cultivar that's more tolerant to disease and drought given East Timor's relatively low rainfall levels. The East Timor varietal has also been planted in other countries and used as the parent donor to other popular varietals.
Introduced by the Portuguese in the 1860's, coffee rapidly became one of the most important exports for East Timor up until control was handed to Indonesia in the mid 1970's, where it then declined considerably.
Since independence in 2002, East Timor's coffee industry has been rapidly rebuilt and along with help from International Development agencies it's now a reliable contributor to global coffee.
An interesting fact about East Timor coffees - it's almost entirely organic as pesticides and fertilizers had never been introduced to the country.
This coffee is registered with FLANZ (FAIRTRADE Licensing Aust/NZ) and is controlled by the regulations governing sales of authentic FAIRTRADE products.
Grown in the Maubisse region - regarded as having an excellent reputation for quality.
This is hands-down the best East Timor FAIRTRADE Organic lot in the country.
Sweet and juicy with cup complexity of tropical fruits, we are loving this new lot that arrived in December 2020.
Grab it now, lots of this quality don't come around too often - a coffee bucket list experience if ever there was one !.